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H.G. Wells first penned The War of the Worlds all the way back in 1897. Since then we've seen two big screen adaptations of the famous science-fiction work, although neither of them set the events during the time or setting of the original novel.

However, History and BBC America recently teamed up to create The Great Martian War: The Most Unbelievable Piece of History You'll Ever See, a mockumentary special which explores a fictional war fought in 1913 between Britain and the Martian Tripods.

Using actors, newly filmed footage, and perhaps most interesting of all, old archive footage, the team created a series stuffed with sci-fi battle footage.

A Vimeo user by the name of PLAZMA, has seemingly taken the best of these pieces, added a fairly bombastic soundtrack, and created a new supercut. Check it out below:

On its 100th anniversary, The Great Martian War tells the story of the catastrophic events and unimaginable horrors of 1913-17, when Humankind was pitted against a savage Alien invasion.
With powerful and detailed First World War parallels, The Great Martian War fuses sci-fi fantasy with specialist factual history to explore the real-world tragedies and unique horror of World War One.


Would did you think of the Great Martian War?

Source: GeekTyrant


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